What unites [Xi Chuan’s] lyric poems and his essay-poems is that they all carry a sense of the world’s plentitude and of the world’s puzzlement. The plentitude itself is bewildering and the bewilderment has a certain beauty.

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Notes on the Mosquito

Poetry by Xi Chuan

Translated from the Chinese by Lucas Klein

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Paperback (published April 12, 2012)

ISBN
9780811219877
Price US
18.95
Price CN
20
Page Count
256

Ebook (published April 12, 2012)

ISBN
9780811219884
Price US
18.95

What unites [Xi Chuan’s] lyric poems and his essay-poems is that they all carry a sense of the world’s plentitude and of the world’s puzzlement. The plentitude itself is bewildering and the bewilderment has a certain beauty.

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Xi Chuan’s surprising poems reach into tight corners of mind and matter, impersonal but intimate, new to be heard but also oddly familiar. An impressive voice — bold and calm.

—Gary Snyder